Great Glen Way: The Scottish valleys in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Fort William / Inverness
  • Distance 128 km / 79 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $904

Overview

This route through the Scottish valleys, in the middle of the Highlands, will introduce you to unique landscapes with castles, bridges and other buildings full of history and legends. Follow this route on trails through forests and along roads beside the Caledonian Canal that connects numerous lakes. With this path, you will have the possibility to visit the famous Loch Ness, where fans continue in search of the legendary monster.

You can appreciate the fantastic engineering work, Neptune's Staircase, built by Thomas Telford, which with 8 locks comes to raise boats that pass through the canal by almost 20 metres.

  • Get to know the Great Glen's own fauna: ospreys, royal eagles, martens and deer are some of the animals you can find. 
  • Stop in Laggan, a village surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountains.
  • Visit the ruins at Urquhart Castle, scene of the Scottish Wars of Independence.
  • Enjoy the wonderful views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Travel to Fort William and from Inverness
    • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks
    • Personal equipment
    • Transfers in case you need to skip a stage
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To start your walking holiday, you can fly to Glasgow or Inverness airports.

    From Inverness, you can take a bus or taxi to Fort William. From Glasgow Airport, you must take the bus connection to the city, where you can take a bus or train to complete what, for many, is one of the best routes in the world.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    The Great Glen Way has a low-medium degree of difficulty, so if you're walking and doing physical activity on a regular basis, you'll be able to walk this route smoothly and easily.

    If you're not currently physically active, we recommend starting walks and cardiovascular exercise frequently, six months before your trip.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).